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$3 million for regional news outlets in NSW

The NSW government has announced a new $3 million fund to assist regional communities to have access to trusted news sources covering the stories that matter.

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They are Hotshots

The two-hour production is a visual feast, choreographed and developed by Australia’s leading professionals and a hand-picked selection of dreamy guys who will have the ladies up from their chairs, screaming for more, night after night. With a totally interactive production, The Secret Fantasies Tour is the perfect night out with the girls.

Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park reopens

Just off the road between Alstonville and Ballina, the spectacular Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park has re-opened, bigger and better, after an injection of funding and lots of hard work from dedicated volunteers.

Indigenous cricketers go head-to-head

Regional teams came together at Ballina’s Fripp Oval for an Indigenous cricket challenge carnival on January 26, last week. The...

Edjamakashun pledges from NSW election candidates

NSW election candidates make their case for improving poor education standards  With Labor think tank, The McKell Institute, outlining a...

Land values are up

Large parts of the North Coast may have gone under during the 2022 floods, but they appear to have done little to dampen land values for much of the region.

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.

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Farmers could benefit from end to live exports: MP

Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith says ending live animal exports could potentially be good for local farmers who are increasingly focusing on high-value-added boutique meats anyway.

Time to kill off live animal exports

Ashley Fruno, associate director of campaigns, PETA Australia. The announcement by Elders of an immediate shutdown of their long-haul live export business is one more...

Animal cruelty continues, despite inquiries

Cherie Imlah, Bonalbo The federal government’s ESCAS regulations supposedly to protect export animals are not working and atrocities such as the recent Vietnam savage cruelty...

Time to phase out live animal exports

Lyn FitzGibbon, Bangalow I call your attention to the latest brutal outrages perpetrated on Australian animals and as well as those who seek to protect...

Vale Professor Will Steffen – leading climate scientist

Leading climate scientist Professor Will Steffen has died of pancreatic cancer in Canberra at 75.

Oil spill on M1 near Byron, traffic backed up to Brunswick Heads exit

An accident on the M1 has brought southbound traffic to a standstill from the Brunswick Heads exit at Gulgan Road and Tweed Street.

Four arrested over alleged break-ins, trespass – Casino

Four boys have been arrested by police investigating alleged aggravated break and enter and trespass offences in Casino on Monday, 30 January.

V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

A mass global action, One Billion Rising, which aims to end violence against women and children, is planned for V-Day on February 14, Main Beach, Byron Bay from 7am.